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[proh-thuh-ley-mee-uh m] /ˌproʊ θəˈleɪ mi əm/
noun, plural prothalamia
[proh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌproʊ θəˈleɪ mi ə/ (Show IPA) Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mia (-mɪə)
a song or poem in celebration of a marriage
Word Origin
C16: from Greek pro- before + thalamos marriage; coined by Edmund Spenser, on the model of epithalamion
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